November 2, 2019 Subject:
Take Me Back To Tex Ritter - A Musical
A film in two parts - at least half, probably more - is devoted to music - either by songster Tex Ritter or by the great Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys or Ritter with the Playboys. There's even song and squeezebox accompaniment by Ritter's sidekick Slim Whitaker, who also provides a bit of humor.. Fortunately, the music is good. Wheezy old Bob McKenzie (Deacon Ames) also provides the humor. The rest of the film has to do with the deceitful nice guy, perennial villain Karl Hackett (Storm) trying to wrest control of the stagecoach contract from pretty Terry Walker (Jane Winters). As things progress from Tex as hero at the beginning, he loses the trust of his friend Carlton Young (Ace) who sees Ritter as a rival for Walker, gets framed for robbery by Hackett, who also sends for hired gun Olin Frances (Mule Bates) to kill Ritter and is wanted by the sheriff. Whew! Finally, the last 7 or 8 minutes is all action with a stagecoach race and murder attempts, before Ritter and friends triumph. Worth sitting through, if just for the music.
June 7, 2013 Subject:
I enjoyed watching it, though a day later I recall very little about it. But it's fun while it lasts.
September 13, 2012 Subject:
Nice family fare
Pre-war two-reeler western featuring Tex Ritter and sidekick Arkansas Slim. Lots of fancy ridin', shootin', two-fisted fightin', stagecoach racin', a broken heart or two, and Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys (from injun' country) tossed in. Shot in glorious black-and-white. Lots of music. Tex, Bob, and Tommy Duncan sing several old western swing tunes. Overall - about a pleasant hour with the kids or grandkids.
December 8, 2009 Subject:
The plot line also keeps the movie interesting. No matter what those two prior to me wrote, it's a good story.
So what unique plot line does Hollywood put out these days?
March 23, 2009 Subject:
Worth watching for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
This film is a joy for fans of The King of Western Swing, Bob Wills.
I agree with Jimelina- the plot line is mundane, but the good music is plentiful. I would have given it 5 stars for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys alone, but the film was so cut and spliced up I had to take one star off.
May 24, 2006 Subject:
Bob Wills and Tex Ritter
Watch this for all the songs, they are good.
The story is the same ole same ole, saving a stageline from going under due to the bad guys.
So the story is not good.
Bob and the Texas Playboys are great.